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Ako Saotome
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Kanji 早乙女 あこ
Romaji Saotome Ako
Statistics
Gender Female
Age 12-13 (S1)
13 (S2)
Birthday September 25
Occupation Student
Idol
Affiliation Four Star Academy
Yuzukoshō
S4
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game Part 1
Anime The Beginning of a Dream
(cameo appearance)
ROCK! Rock Girls!
(Official debut)
Portrayal
Seiyū Natsumi Murakami
Singer Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS!

Ako Saotome (早乙女 あこ) is a main character of the Aikatsu Stars! series. She is a member of S4, a student at Four Star Academy, and belongs in the Bird Theatre Class. Ako is a pop type idol whose preferred brand is Shiny Smile.

Bio

Appearance

Ako has long vermilion hair with straight cut bangs and chest length forelocks. A small amount of hair is pulled into a bow shape on the back of her head, giving them the appearance of cat ears from the front. On the right "ear" is a yellow bow with a blue bell attached. Her cyan eyes have a Tsurime-slant.

Personality

Ako normally appears cool, calm, and collected with a natural flair for acting. She is highly confident and displays a passionate, hot-blooded personality whenever someone else seems to do as good or better than her. When in a foul mood or extremely happy, she acts like a cat. She is deemed cute but strange by others. She gets flustered fairly easy.  

Relationship

In episode 06, it was shown that Ako is a fan of Subaru's and is theorized to have a crush on him. She often follows him around and has several items featuring him in her dorm room, and she often tries to get his attention. It was revealed she joined Four Star Academy to meet him.
Ako hates Yume and is highly jealous of her - mainly due to her interactions with Subaru. Whenever Yume tries to be nice to her, she either angrily responds or lapses into appreciation until remembering she doesn't like her. However, she has warmed up to her considerably, to the point Yume was her first choice for a unit partner during the Autumn Festival. Yume later becomes Ako's fellow S4 member.
She interacted with him through episode 17. He often says things ending with her becoming flustered and ignorant of him, although she is appreciative of him reminding her to be a serious Idol.
Ako's fellow S4 member. Both of them are shown to be on friendly terms with each other.
Ako's fellow Yuzukoshō member and later her fellow S4 member.
She has a very high opinion of Tsubasa due to the latter's flawless acting skills and unwavering commitment. In return, Tsubasa respects her potential.
Both of them are close friends with each other.
The two are said to have a loggerhead relationship, caused by Kirara "stealing" FuwaFuwa Dream from Ako.

Etymology

Saotome (早乙女) Sa () means early while Otome (乙女) means maiden.

Ako (あこ) means my child.

Quotes

"Don’t act like we’re friends! How dare you... How dare you..."

– to Yume

"'Kyaa! Identify yourself! chYAA! Yume Nijino! I will most certainly not lose to you! Don’t you forget!"

– to Yume in the Streets

"Ako Saotome, making her dazzling entrance!"

– Ako before her performance

"Just you wait, Kirara Hanazono!"

– Ako following FuwaFua Dream's brand muse announcement

"I feel as though I understand now, somehow. Dresses are made to convey a message from the brand. She simply dedicated her efforts wholeheartedly to that end. In contrast, I singlemindedly tried to create a wonderful dress for its own sake. They were right not to choose me."

– Ako after Kirara's debut performance

Trivia

  • She is 152cm tall, making her the shortest main character.
  • Her zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Her specialty is ballet.
  • Her hobby is playing violin.
  • She shares her singer with Hinaki Shinjō from the original Aikatsu! series.
  • Ako is the second main character to have her hair worn in ear-like buns. The first was Otome, from the original Aikatsu! series.
    • Like Otome, she also has orange hair.
    • Ironically, her surname has Otome in it.
    • They're also both Pop-type Idols.
  • Ako's hairstyle is similar to Mirei Minami from the PriPara series, the difference being that Mirei's hair is shorter.
    • Ako and Mirei are both Pop-type Idols.
    • They also have similar personalities, being overly self-confident and loud.
  • Her favorite flower is the crocus.

Gallery

Main article: Ako Saotome/Image gallery
VTEList of Aikatsu Stars! Characters
Four Star Academy S4 Yume NijinoAko SaotomeMahiru KasumiYuzu Nikaidō
Admin Laura SakurabaLilie ShiroganeYuri AshidaArisa SakamotoSaya Akashi
High School Division Hime ShiratoriTsubasa KisaragiMiki Katsura
Male Division Subaru YūkiNozomu IgarashiAsahi KasumiKanata Kira
Staff Hikaru MoroboshiAnna HibikiMomoko YachigusaTamagorō MiwaDave Satō
Other Female Students Haruka☆RukaKokoro Momoi
Former Students Hotaru YukinoKoharu NanakuraYozora Kasumi
Venus Ark Main Cast Elza ForteKirara HanazonoRey KizakiKoharu Nanakura
Other Articles Students Ayumi NaruseNaho AoyamaKirari Mori
Family Members Masaru NijinoKyoko NijinoNatsuna NanakuraChiaki NanakuraNanami Sakuraba
Industry Staff YamaguchiJiro OkamotoTaiyouKaoru KoumotoPiroshenkoSashida
Other Characters SumikoMotokoEikoCocoNicoReinaMaori
Others Mascot Characters

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